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10 women conductor who made history

10 of the most influential women conductors in history: from Chiquinha Gonzaga to Antonia Louisa Brico, Veronika Dudarova and Xiaoying Zheng

An Opera Odyssey

Opera Odyssey is an amazingly inspiring journey, exploring the four centuries of opera from Peri to Bruči, in a massive video series.

Harold Farberman, adieu Maestro!

It took me quite a bit of time to write this post. I was really close to him, and honestly I’m still coping with his passing.

Music and artists in the new witch hunt era

The Weinstein case generated a snowball effect: no, I’m not talking about the lawsuits or the #metoo stories. I’m talking about the side effect on the art world: from a petition to remove a painting by Balthus from a museum to the altered finale of Carmen.

Henri Dutilleux

Henri Dutilleux

The proptotype of the anti-avant-garde, Dutilleux draws from the French tradition of Debussy and Ravel to build his personal language

ARTax – music rEvolution

ARTax – music rEvolution

After almost 3 years, ARTax, a new company based in The Hague, NL, has finally become a reality

From Pickwick to picnic

From Pickwick to picnic

Pickwick was a great program from RAI TV. Last December the same RAI TV humiliated the RAI Orchestra in an unprecedented way.

Gumption ‘n Rose

Gumption ‘n Rose

Rose Beuret, long life companion of Rodin, was not initially part of the plan. After all the opera already had two...

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The annoying kid

The annoying kid

I recently experienced something that seems to be quite common in today’s concert halls: the annoying kid that will...

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Math and music

Math and music

As I’ve mentioned in this post, I do believe that from the point of view of providing a 360 education, people from the...

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On contemporary music

On contemporary music

Why is contemporary music so frightening to audiences and artists? Why do people have hesitations (to be polite...) in...

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